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Organize, declutter and create a home neat home with these real life tips and before and afters.


Tips and stories about motherhood, from what my boys eat to how I organize their toys.


Explore posts written by a Registered Dietitian on healthy mindset, why real food matters, and a non-diet approach.

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Quick and easy family-friendly recipes made with real food that don’t take all day to make.

Recent Posts

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Reminder To Rest

June 11, 2021All of the podcasts I love were emphasizing the importance of rest recently. The reminder to rest hit home, and I'll be doing just that next week! Do you ever have those days where you feel like the universe is…Read More

Lately: Get Outside

June 9, 2021Summer is about to begin! Our goal: get outside. We've been going to parks, playgrounds, creeks, and ponds after school. And the pool!  First Camp, Then Pool Mazen is signed up for adventure / outdoor camps for most of the…Read More
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Before you get any further...

hi, I’m Kath!

I’m a Registered Dietitian, healthy eater, and mom of two from Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you’ll find a healthy mix of real-life meals made from whole ingredients balanced with the pleasures of life, including buttercream frosting and good wine. Plus a sprinkle of nutrition, home life, beauty, parenting, and organizing.

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Featured Posts

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How To Organize Your Digital Clutter

February 12, 2021Are you drowning in digital clutter? Learn how to conquer digital organization with a simple system that takes no more than one hour each week so you can spend more time doing what you love! Here's an overview of the…Read More

Beautycounter Products For Brighter Skin

May 8, 2020These two Beautycounter products for brighter skin have changed my skin for the better (er, brighter!) Get a promo code on your first order at the bottom of the post! The Glow Skin Duo While I've had a solid skincare…Read More

Healthy Mindset

How To Eat Healthy At McDonald’s

April 28, 2021Looking for tips on how to eat healthy at McDonald's? Read on for my experience having lunch at McDonald's on our recent car trip.  How to Eat Healthy at McDonald's Step 1: Order food Step 2: Eat it Let me…Read More
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You Are What You Think

April 16, 2021What takes up the most space in your brain? You are what you think about most often. Here is how my identity has shifted over the past decade and how that affects my daily habits, thoughts, and actions. You Are…Read More

Oatmeal Recipes

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

May 14, 2020One of KERF's oldest recipes, this single serving oatmeal pancake recipe combines quick oats, a whole egg, baking powder, and cinnamon for a hearty skillet pancake ready in minutes! My oldest recipe? This oatmeal pancake recipe might be the oldest…Read More

Instant Overnight Oats

April 23, 2020I have a new technique for you: Instant Overnight Oats. It's the short cut for the short cut of eating oatmeal! Sometimes you just don't have all night ;) New breakfast: Instant Overnight Oats Is that an oxymoron?! I think…Read More

Home Organizing

Simplify Your Home by Batching

June 4, 2021Running a household requires a great deal of time and organization. Thus, simplification is always top of mind for me. Here are suggestions to simplify your home by consolidating and batching.  Ways To Simplify Your Home 1 // Don't Mix Laundry…Read More

Outdoor Patio Decor For Summer

May 31, 2021Who else is getting their outdoor spaces ready to start socializing again this summer!? Whether it's for happy hour on the porch, a picnic with your people, or just a casual night by the fire pit, new outdoor patio decor…Read More